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Former 007 Sir Roger Moore Passes Away at 89

On May 23rd 2017, Sir Roger Moore has passed away. Former James Bond actor and humanitarian Sir Roger Moore died from his fight with cancer in Switzerland. At the ripe old age of 89, Sir Moore had been fighting numerous health issues such as diabetes and different forms of cancer. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Tholstrup and three children. In their statement they said, “Thank you Pops for being you, and being so very special to so many people.”

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Justice League: Zack Snyder Out, Joss Whedon In Amidst Tragedy

Due to the unexpected loss of his 20 year old daughter Autumn, Zack Snyder has decided to step down from his directorial role in the “Justice League” film. After losing her to suicide this past March, Snyder went back for reshoots on the film alongside some script changes from Joss Whedon. After being on set, Snyder felt he could not continue and asked Whedon to continue the film in his place.

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Terry Gilliam’s “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote” Delayed AGAIN?!?

Director Terry Gilliam has once AGAIN had his film “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote” delayed. The long-awaited film has been put on hold this time for a court case. Specifically it comes from a former co-producer from a previous attempt. Paulo Branco of Alfama Films claims the film is “patently illegal” due to him still owning the rights to the film. Whether or not that is true will likely be contested. Especially when the current co-Producer Jeremy Thomas has already called the claim “preposterous.” The film was set to begin filming in October then March, but now will have to wait to resolve this.

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Tom Hardy Is Venom In Sony’s Spider-Man Spinoff

With the discussion of the Sony Venom spinoff continually being supplemented, the biggest news yet has arrived with Tom Hardy officially being cast as one of Spider-Man’s most notable villains. In addition to the casting announcement, we have also learned that “Zombieland” director Ruben Fleischer will be directing the upcoming film.

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RIP Michael Parks at Age 77

With all of these bigger name celebrity deaths of the past year or so it can be easy to overlook someone like Michael Parks who passed away on May 10th at the age of 77. No word yet about the exact cause of death. This was confirmed by his agent, Jane Schulman. He is survived by his wife and son, Oriana and James. Born in April in 1940 in Corona, California. You may not recognize the name, but he’s been in some of the best (and worst) reviewed films of the past couple of years.

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Deadpool Animated Series In The Works; Donald Glover As Executive Producer

Setting course for 2018, FX Networks has ordered an animated series for the popular Marvel character Deadpool. The animated series is being described as “adult action-comedy” which fits right into the character’s persona. Additionally, “Atlanta” star and creator Donald Glover will be serving as the show’s executive producer which FX Networks is wholeheartedly behind.

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Melissa McCarthy To Star In Puppet Noir ‘Happytime Murders’

Directed by Brian Henson (son of Jim Henson) and now starring Melissa McCarthy, “Happytime Murders” is a comedy that takes place in Los Angeles. The story surrounds two detectives, one human (McCarthy) and one puppet that are working together to solve a string of murders. The kicker is that the victims are part of the “Happytime Gang” which happens to be comprised of puppets.

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Live Action ‘Titans’ Series Greenlit For New DC Digital Service

“Titans” will be coming in 2018 to a DC-branded, direct-to-consumer digital service. The series will focus on Dick Grayson (aka Nightwing aka Robin) who “emerges from the shadows” to lead new heroes including Starfire, Raven, and more. This will be a live-action series falling into the realm of drama and adventure based on the very popular comic book.

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Taissa Farmiga To Star In ‘The Conjuring’ Spinoff ‘The Nun’

Following in her sister’s footsteps (Vera Farmiga), Taissa Farmiga will be incorporated into “The Conjuring” film universe. “The Nun” will be the fourth film in the series and the second spinoff (“Annabelle” being the other). “The Nun” will primarily center around the horrific nun that makes an appearance in “The Conjuring 2.”

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Amazing Disney Mondo Art Debuts At ‘Never Grow Up: A Disney Art Show’

Last month Mondo and Cyclops Print Works revealed they teamed up for an art gallery show themed around Disney. Titled “Never Grow Up: A Disney Art Show,” the event will showcase amazing artwork produced by some amazing artists centered around iconic Disney films. The more recent additions include “Bambi” and “Fantasia” alongside the already announced “101 Dalmations,” “Aladdin,” “Big Hero 6,” “Lilo and Stitch,” “Pinocchio,” and “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.” Check out a few pieces of the artwork available when the event opens later this week.

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